The Singapore Armed Forces have heaped praise on six of its medical personnel who rushed to the scene of an accident right outside the Mandai Hill Camp Medical Centre.
A 46-year-old man had been knocked down by a minibus on Monday morning along Mandai Road, and fortunately for the foreign worker, help came swiftly. Captain (Dr) Vikram Manian, a medical officer in the Singapore Infantry Regiment, and his team had been on duty at the medical center and got alerted of the incident outside its camp premises.
“When we arrived at the scene, we saw the injured man lying motionless on the road just outside of our camp,” CPT (Dr) Vikram said.
“As a Medical Officer, I did the initial assessment, and along with a few of my medics, we immediately provided spine stabilization, compression, and dressings to the head and facial wounds.”
Together with five of his medics — CPL Joseph Andrei Aczon Dacanay, 3SG Ni Xu Gang Metta, CPL B Aravind Krishna, LCP David Lee Wei Ming and CPL Kinson Tan Kai Feng — they prevented further escalation of the casualty’s injuries before handing him over to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics. The man was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for treatments.
“Our Singapore Army would like to wish the injured man a speedy recovery and commend our servicemen for always being ready to step forward when the needs arise!” The Singapore Army Facebook page exclaimed.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the minibus driver had actually driven out the vehicle without its owner’s permission. Police arrested him for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and also for not possessing a valid driving license.